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Kayak race raises money for center

Katie Centofanti doesn't quite remember how old she was when she first learned to paddle a kayak.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Trail dedication set for Friday

Until a few weeks ago, Veterans Memorial Park looked much like a ghost town most mornings.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


3 soldiers in jail after bomb scare

Charges continue to mount for three enlisted soldiers who authorities say tossed training grenades into a crowd of people at a local parking lot over the weekend.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Varsity announces plans for restaurant in Dawson

If all goes as planned, the words "What'll ya have?" will begin ringing in Dawson County before Christmas.

August 11, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Soldiers arrested after attack on crowd

Three enlisted soldiers from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega were booked Monday morning on dozens of charges, including domestic terrorism, after authorities say they tossed explosive devices into a crowd of people in a Dawson County parking lot.

August 09, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Man drowns in home pool

Authorities have ruled the July 29 drowning of a 34-year-old Dawson County man an accident.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Truck explodes on Hwy. 53

Jacob Walker was on his way home from making out-of-state deliveries Monday afternoon when the tractor-trailer he was driving left Hwy. 53, caught fire and exploded in western Dawson County.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Walker tapped to chair fundraiser

A local volunteer admits the nation's current economic situation has taken a toll on the ability for non-profits to raise money.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Dinner, dance raises funds for elevator

Grab your cowboy boots and hats and buy your tickets early for next week's Southern Night's Dinner and Dance at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Canoe race to benefit center elevator fund

If you're looking for an adventure of white water and fierce rapids, then the Dawson County Jaycees Inaugural Etowah River Canoe race may not be for you.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Habitat organizers ‘plant seeds’ here

Bill Phinney called last week's organizational meeting for Habitat for Humanity in Dawson County the beginning of "something incredible."

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Accountant wins chamber drawing

Two times must be the charm for a local accountant who won the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce cash drawing last week.

August 04, 2010 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Dawsonville man found drowned in home pool

Emergency officials say a Dawsonville man drowned Thursday evening while swimming in the pool at his house.

July 30, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Suspects nabbed in sting

A former employee of the Dawson County Sheriff's Office faces felony drug charges after her recent arrest in what authorities said was a sting operation.

July 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


New buses welcomed by riders

Mary Bailey wasn't sure how she would get around after her vehicle was totaled in a 2009 wreck.

July 28, 2010 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


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Benefit fund set up after house fire

A local woman lost nearly everything she owned in a fire Saturday afternoon.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Local lawman named state’s top boating officer

A Dawson County lawman has been named the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division's 2014 Boating Officer of the Year.

March 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Local authorities search for man in CVS robbery

Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying a suspect from an armed robbery at CVS in Dawsonville last week.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


County names planning director

County officials last week announced that a new planning and development director has been named.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Annual Leap for Literacy set for Saturday

As cold as it has been recently, you'd think the community would be running toward warmer locales.

February 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Lady Tigers advance to Sweet Sixteen

The undefeated Lady Tigers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen with Thursday's 71-35 win over Elbert County.

February 19, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Arbor Day Friday

The community is invited to a celebration of trees Friday afternoon at War Hill Park on Lake Lanier.

The Dawson County Tree Preservation Committee, in conjunction with Keep Dawson County Beautiful and the local extension agency, will meet at 2 p.m. in honor of Arbor Day, held in Georgia on the third week of February each year.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Arrest made in church fire

An arrest was made last week in connection with a fire late last year at Gospel Way Baptist Church.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


Ice knocks down 1,000 trees

Crews were still moving downed trees from roadways and responding to weather-related incidents Tuesday afternoon, more than 12 hours after Mother Nature dumped at least a an estimated half inch of ice across Dawson County.

"Stay at home and off the roads unless it's an emergency," was the common request among first responders as early as noon Monday.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


Forecaster predicts Dawson’s population at 100,000 by 2030

Community leaders are both hopeful and hesitant after hearing a north Georgia real estate forecaster say he expects the county's population to quadruple in the next 15 years.

"Our plan has always been to have 50,000 folks in 2030," said Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg.

February 18, 2015 | Michele Hester | BUSINESS


Lady Tigers go entire season without loss

The Dawson County Lady Tigers are perfect after Friday night's victory over West Hall.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | High School


Dawsonville man killed in logging incident

A Dawsonville man died from injuries sustained in a logging incident over the weekend.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | LOCAL


County withdraws annexation objection

County leaders last week agreed they would not a fight a recent annexation into the city of Dawsonville.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Mayor urges citizens to reject proposed transportation bill

Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan is urging citizens in the city and county to reject a proposed transportation bill floating through the state capitol.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | Government


Woman on probation for theft, forgery arrested again

An ex-realtor who pleaded guilty to theft and forgery charges last year was arrested again last week, this time for fraud.

February 11, 2015 | Michele Hester | CRIME/COURTS


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